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Gracie Gold and 2018 Olympians Clash with Reporter Who Claims Figure Skating Is 'Not a Sport'

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by jenniferlyon, Feb 13, 2018.

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  1. jenniferlyon

    jenniferlyon Well-Known Member

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    http://people.com/sports/winter-olympics-2018-figure-skaters-clash-reporter/

     
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  2. Yazmeen

    Yazmeen Well-Known Member

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    You go, Vincent, Chris, and Gracie!! And especially loved that Gracie threw the definition of sport in his face.
     
  3. DaveT

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    Gracie is a BOSS.
     
  4. Karina1974

    Karina1974 Well-Known Member

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    That idiot (Ergos) doesn't get it.
     
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  5. zigzig

    zigzig Well-Known Member

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    What an idiot. Too bad there isn't a way to virtually egg someone's Twitter.
     
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  6. edwina

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    He should go for a few FS lessons, he might understand why it IS possible to fairly objectively say one jump was executed better than another, not just a matter of taste- besides they do grade eg ski jumping and snowboarding based on style as well, and athletes opinion sometimes differ from the referees', and they are sports..
     
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  7. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    He is most probably one of those sportscasters who would deem hot dog eating contests and poker as competitive sports. Thank you ESPN....not
     
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  8. muffinplus

    muffinplus Well-Known Member

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    Right, and he isn't a journalist

    It is a sport *and* an art.
     
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  9. Tinami Amori

    Tinami Amori Well-Known Member

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    i look at it this way. Ergos is a sports caster/reporter. Figure skating is OFFICIALLY a sport. His is hired to report, facts, figures, events, in "sports" that he is assigned to, and NOT give his opinions what he thinks is a "sport" or not. He has a right to his opinion and to express it privately, but NOT while he is on this particular job.
     
  10. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    This idiot believes you’re judged on what music you choose! Come on . What a hack.
     
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  11. nickp

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    This is 2018 and yet we have sports writers like Edward Egros who believes ice skating is not a sport
     
  12. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

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    The worst was that the guy who wrote the original tweet Egros was responding to was trying to explain to Courtney Hicks what the rules of figure skating were.
     
  13. Twizzler

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    So, this idiot must not regard women’s gymnastic as a sport either???
     
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  14. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Let's also include slope style, half pipe and other similar sports. Try telling that to Shaun White!
     
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  15. LarrySK8

    LarrySK8 Well-Known Member

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    Gracie Gold is obsessed with tweeting and social media.
     
  16. AxelAnnie

    AxelAnnie Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a road back to troubled waters.
     
  17. Sylvia

    Sylvia Time for the Olympics craziness!

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    Good for Vincent Zhou! https://www.teenvogue.com/story/olympic-figure-skaters-drag-anchor